View Full Version : what do you think about this?

04-16-2004, 03:12 PM
I am a new member and do not yet know all the tricks about points. I just booked our first trip in August and needed 20 more points for our stay. I ended up just borrowing from next years points, but would it have been better just to rent those points for this trip? Just curious.


04-16-2004, 03:16 PM
I prefer to use my own points for trips rather than get involved in renting from someone else. You maintain total control over your reservation. If next year, or some other time down the road you discover you are going to be short points and having nothing to borrow, then you might want to consider getting some rental points to flesh out a reservation. (Or, doing an add-on purchase.) ;)

04-16-2004, 03:23 PM
I agree with PamOKW, why put out extra money if you don't have to. You already have so much invested in DVC. Just use the points available, even if you have to borrow from next year, and worry about renting points in the future.

04-16-2004, 03:27 PM
We just pay cash for one of the weekend nights. If we found ourselves borrowing or paying cash frequently we would buy more points.

04-16-2004, 03:52 PM
Some years we bank a few points, some years we borrow a few. Nothing to worry about IMHO.

As PamOKW posted, if it gets to the point where you can see you need more than you have, you can consider adding on. or skippinbg a trip to "catch up".

I wouldn't bother with renting for a small amount of points - there's nothing wrong with borrowing a few points every so often.

Best wishes -

04-16-2004, 05:43 PM
It seems to make more sense to use your own points. Much safer and less stress.

04-16-2004, 07:32 PM
Hey Mickeygolf:

Did you steal my signature? I guess great minds think alike!!!